Victoria and Rob win Lord Mayor's Medals
The Lord Mayor’s Medals are presented annually to individuals in recognition for their hard work in going the extra mile for their community.
A total of 16 medal winners gathered in the Mansion House on April 11th to receive their medals from Lord Mayor, Cleo Lake.
Lockleaze and Horfield were both represented at the awards ceremony with Victoria Tiley and Rob Webber amongst the winners.
Lockleaze’s Victoria has used her experience to transform the lives of vulnerable young people and their communities. She works with BCfm as a presenter, in sales and as partnership manager. Over the past 20 years, Victoria has been a board member, mentor and director, working with organisations including the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust and the Vench. Her projects have been diverse and have attracted all members of the community through events in Lockleaze, Easton, Eastville and St. Pauls and all roles have been voluntary.
Victoria says, “Being nominated by the communities that I support is a great honour and I feel very humbled and blessed. I just like to thank all the people that nominated me for this award. I do not do the things I do for the community for any thank you or praises, I do it because I am passionate about my community and other communities that need my help. I do it willingly and with passion and love. I know through experience what poverty does to families and communities and how vulnerable our elders are. And I just try and do as much as I can to help the people that I can. In doing so hoping to make their life a bit more happier.”
Horfield’s Rob has been leader in charge of Manor Farm Boys Club for the last 20 years. The club provides opportunities for young people to participate in sporting and other activities. It has flourished under his leadership. After becoming a member at 11, Rob became a volunteer helper as a teenager and taking on the role of leader at short notice while working nights and supporting a young family.